Category: New York

Hamptons Wine & Food Festival

Hamptons Wine & Food Festival

Last year’s inaugural Hamptons Wine & Food Festival was such a success that the event is to take place again this year. The crème de la crème of food and wine enthusiasts will be there this weekend, at the new setting of Ross School. The festivities will commence tonight with a VIP party at an [...]

Lake Placid’s Whiteface Lodge recognised by elite travel publications

Lake Placid’s Whiteface Lodge recognised by elite travel publications

The Whiteface Lodge has just marked its first anniversary and what an opening year it has been! it is one of only two properties in the USA to be included in the recent Robb Report “Best of the Best” 2006 Special Issue, alongside Wynn Las Vegas, and is included in the Condé Nast Traveler 2006 [...]

Ian Schrager’s Gramercy Park Hotel opens in New York

Ian Schrager’s Gramercy Park Hotel opens in New York

Ian Schrager, who pioneered the idea of boutique hotels in the mid-80s with Morgans in New York following a successful career as a nightclub owner, has most recently teamed up with artist and film director Julian Schnabel. Their first partnership has reached completion in the form of the five-star Gramercy Park Hotel on Lexington Avenue, [...]

Improved fitness facilities for Hilton

In a press release issued by Hilton, it’s been announced that all full-service Hilton, Doubletree and Embassy Suites Hotels will have new Precor fitness equipment and facilities installed by the end of 2007. With the exclusive agreement, brand standards have been established for a premium-quality fitness experience, with the first co-branded facilities opening at The [...]

Ritz-Carlton development at White Plains, New York

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. and developer Louis R. Cappelli will open a 123-room luxury hotel with more than 400 private condominiums in downtown White Plains, New York. The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester and The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester are an integral part of a $400 million project currently under construction at the intersection of Main [...]

Wine tasting of the century?

Wine tasting of the century?

Vinography – a great wine blog, by the way, if you’re not already familiar with it – has revealed what could arguably be described as the wine tasting of the century. For $17,500 you get to enjoy a three-night dinner extravaganza in October at three of Manhattan’s very best restaurants (Per Se, Daniel and Cru) [...]

A year of island hopping: May

A year of island hopping: May

This is post five of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For May, the following are recommended: Azores, Portugal: Pousada da Horta Java, Indonesia: Amanjiwo Long Island, New York: The Chequit Inn Mauritius: The [...]

Finger Lakes Wine Festival

Finger Lakes Wine Festival

The Finger Lakes Wine Festival is one of the largest showcases of New York State wines. Enjoy one-stop tasting and shopping of over 500 wines from unique boutique wineries to the popular industry giants. The 2006 festival will be from the 14th to 16th July and the signature event will be the Great Western Chardonnay [...]

‘Upmarket’ New York hotel suites not always what they seem

Prospective visitors to New York are being warned about a hotel swindle in which run-down apartments are sold on the internet as luxury hotel rooms. Landlords are posting advertisements for rooms in “upmarket hotel suites” on popular travel websites and conning tourists out of hundreds of dollars. “Tourists are being lied to and tenants are [...]

Richard Gere faces problems with new hotel

Richard Gere faces problems with new hotel

Yet another celebrity is trying to make in-roads into the hotel industry and this time it appears to be the turn of Richard Gere. He has purchased a 14-acre property in Bedford, New York, with a business partner for a cool $2.7 million, but is facing problems with trying to get approval to reonvate the [...]

New York’s most expensive cocktail

On A Luxury Travel Blog, I’ve already brought you a $1000 sundae, a $5000 burger and a $90,000 bottle of white wine, so now it’s the turn of New York’s most expensive cocktail. Created by the head mixologist at Duvet, the cocktail is called the Duvet Platinum Passion and has at its heart L’ésprit de [...]

NYC Summer Restaurant Week 2006

NYC Summer Restaurant Week 2006

It’s ‘Summer Restaurant Week‘ in New York City. From 10th-14th and 17th-21st July 2006, New York’s finest restaurants work in unison, serving up three-course lunches for a fixed price of just over $24 and/or three-course dinners for $35, excluding drinks, tax and gratuities. Visit the website to search for participating restaurants across the city.

The healthiest hotels in the USA

The healthiest hotels in the USA

If you’re someone that likes to take good care of yourself when you travel, you’ll be interested to hear that Health magazine and AOL CityGuide recently listed the healthiest hotels in America. Details such as fitness facilities, healthy food offerings, spas, and stress-reduction services were all taken into account to produce the following list: Four [...]

Harrods heading for Dubai?

Harrods heading for Dubai?

According to Al Fayed, Dubai could soon be welcoming a Harrods 102 convenience store. These are a new addition to the well-known Harrods brand, getting their name from the first outlet which opened at 102 Brompton Road in London. The shops sell signature Harrods products, including a range of delicatessen goods. Paris, Berlin and New [...]

Family Traditions package at Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid NY

Family Traditions package at Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid NY

Enjoy summer camp fun as a family at the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, N.Y. This AAA Four Diamond resort in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains will be offering its Family Traditions Package to encourage family togetherness through the enjoyment of the wilderness. Often, parents spend vacation time participating [...]

Lincoln Center Festival

Lincoln Center Festival

Every summer, the fantastic Lincoln Center Festival in New York presents an enormous array of stunning performances of dance, theater, music, and opera from troupes based around the world. With diverse performances – including Julie Taymor’s Grendel, Benjamin Bagby’s Beowulf and Ong Keng Sen’s Geisha. This year’s festival once again showcases the new, revisits the [...]

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